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G.s El Pantanal #3 Group
In this Group: Cristina Isabel, Maria, Maritza De Jesus, Emerita
Cristina is a very enterprising person and lives with her three children in the community of Choluteca in southern Honduras. She has been selling chewing gum for over nine years. She needs a loan to buy sweets, sugar-coated snacks, chewing gum, bonbons, soft drinks, etc. With the loan, and by purchasing more merchandise to offer her customers, she hopes to increase her sales.

Cristina hopes to improve her and her family's economic situation through this investment. In a few years she hopes to have her business situated on the largest city square and be well-known in the area.

Just like the other members in the group, Cristina hopes to stay healthy and continue working through Prisma to support her children so they can become good citizens.

María de los Ángeles sells sweets and chewing gum and has been in business for seven years.
Mritza has been in the food business for ten years.
Emerita has been in the garden business for five years.

Choluteca, Honduras - April, 2013.
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Doña Cristina es una persona muy emprendedora vive con sus 3 hijos en una comunidad de Choluteca al sur de Honduras. Su negocio es una chiclera a la cual se dedica desde hace más de 9 años.
Doña Cristina el préstamo lo necesita para la compra de dulces, confites, chicles, bombones, refrescos etc. Con el crédito espera que sus ventas aumenten gracias a que contara con más capital fresco y tener así mas mercadería que ofrecer a los clientes que la visitan.
Doña Cristina así mismo espera que mejore un poco su situación económica y la de su familia y que se vea reflejado con esta inversión. En unos años sueña con que su negocio este posicionado como una glorieta más grande y reconocida de la zona.
Doña Cristina al igual que sus compañeras de grupo espera seguir trabajando con Prisma y tener salud para poder apoyar a sus hijos a que se conviertan en personas de bien para la sociedad.
Doña María de los Ángeles su negocio es la chiclera y venta de dulces desde hace 7 años
Doña Mritza su negocio es la venta de comida desde hace 10 años.
Doña Emerita su negocio es una glorieta desde hace más de 5 años.

Choluteca, Honduras – Abril del 2013

Additional Information

Prisma Honduras, S.A.

This loan is administered by Prisma Honduras. Prisma is one of Kiva's first field partners in Central America and has funded over 2,500 entrepreneurs through Kiva since 2008. Prisma funds smaller than average loans for micro-entrepreneurs to help them grow businesses in urban and rural areas. To improve living conditions in Honduras, the organization strives to empower women who lack access to traditional financial services, and promotes solar panels to deliver clean, affordable electricity to rural areas. Through its four branches in southern and central Honduras, Prisma provides access to financial products to some of the poorest and most isolated communities in the country.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.3
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of G.s El Pantanal #3 Group's $850 loan helped a member to buy sweets, sugar-coated snacks, chewing gum, bonbons, soft drinks, etc. for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2013
May 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014